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UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #3

FCA considers competition powers - FCA Director of Competition, Deb Jones, spoke on FCA’s use of its competition powers. She looked at the problems faced when promoting competition without a “race to the bottom”...more

Country Survey Taking Security Over CIS Real Estate

As you know, secured loans often include real estate as a key element of the security package, whether the loans are granted for general corporate purposes, specific projects (e.g., commercial real estate and infrastructure)...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #18

FCA finalises CCA first charge mortgage rules - FCA has published its policy statement and final rules following its consultation (see FReD 13 November 2015) on the treatment of first charge mortgages that are regulated...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #13

SFO closes forex investigation - SFO has announced the closure of its investigation into allegations of fraudulent conduct in the foreign exchange market. SFO has concluded that despite grounds to suspect offences...more

European Union and United Kingdom Sanctions Update: March 2016

Below is a summary of developments since our previous update in January relating to European Union (“EU”) sanctions on Iran, Russia, Belarus, North Korea and other jurisdictions as well as highlights of recent changes with...more

Amendments to license conditions for importing medicines have come into effect (Ukrainian)

Starting with 1 March 2016, the changes to License Conditions for Conducting Commercial Activities in Import of Medicines (the License Conditions), which introduce a set of requirements to the companies importing drugs into...more

Amendments to license conditions for importing medicines have come into effect

Starting with 1 March 2016, the changes to License Conditions for Conducting Commercial Activities in Import of Medicines (the License Conditions), which introduce a set of requirements to the companies importing drugs into...more

The Internet of Things: The Cyber Vulnerability Landscape Emerges

The phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), widely hailed in 2015, has been greater than originally forecast. Gartner, Inc. estimates a 30 percent increase in IoT devices connected to the Internet in 2016, which...more

Ukraine to ratify amendments to TRIPS Agreement to allow export of drugs manufactured under compulsory licensing procedure...

A Protocol amending TRIPS Agreement executed on 6 December 2005 in Geneva (the Protocol) is under ratification in Ukraine (TRIPS Agreement is the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property). Relevant draft...more

Ukraine to ratify amendments to TRIPS Agreement to allow export of drugs manufactured under compulsory licensing procedure

A Protocol amending TRIPS Agreement executed on 6 December 2005 in Geneva (the Protocol) is under ratification in Ukraine (TRIPS Agreement is the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property). Relevant draft...more

Requirement to verify “data concerning legal entities” is now lifted

1. Law of Ukraine “On the State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs” ? 755-IV, dated 15 May 2003 was restated in its entirety under the new title “On the State Registration of Legal Entities,...more

Requirement to verify “data concerning legal entities” is now lifted (Ukrainian)

1. Law of Ukraine “On the State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs” ? 755-IV, dated 15 May 2003 was restated in its entirety under the new title “On the State Registration of Legal Entities,...more

Kyiv Real Estate Newsletter (Ukrainian)

The new year started with significant changes regarding the registration of rights to real estate. In particular, the restated Law of Ukraine “On State Registration of Proprietary Rights to Real Estate and Their...more

Kyiv Real Estate Newsletter

The new year started with significant changes regarding the registration of rights to real estate. In particular, the restated Law of Ukraine “On State Registration of Proprietary Rights to Real Estate and Their...more

Ukranian cyber hacker pleads guilty

Sergei Vovnenko, a Ukranian hacker, pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Newark, New Jersey to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud by using more than 13,000 computers to steal log-in...more

Requirements to concentration filings changed

On 26 January 2016, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Protection of Economic Competition’ concerning the increase of efficiency of control over economic...more

Requirements to concentration filings changed (Ukrainian)

On 26 January 2016, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Protection of Economic Competition’ concerning the increase of efficiency of control over economic...more

Tax changes 2016: The reform which didn't take place. To be continued…

Despite expectations, the tax novelties which became effective from 2016 introduce neither drastic nor systematic changes into tax legislation. At that, the result of long lasting discussions between the legislators, experts...more

Tax rules 2016 – what’s new for the banking sector? (Ukrainian)

On 24 December 2015, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and Some Other Legal Acts to Balance Budget Revenues in 2016 (the "Law"), which was signed by the President of...more

New Delaware Chapter 15 Filing – Metinvest B.V.

The foreign representative of Metinvest B.V., the parent company of a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies headquartered in Ukraine, has filed a chapter 15 proceeding before the United States Bankruptcy...more

Ministry of Health of Ukraine amends the procedure for conducting clinical trials of medicinal products

On December 31, 2015 the changes to the Ministry of Health’s Order No. 690, establishing the Procedure for Conducting Clinical Trials of Medicinal Products (the Procedure), have become effective. Below you can review the...more

Prohibition on changing the parties of cross-border loans to be terminated (Ukrainian)

New Resolution No. 996 of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) dated 31 December 2015 (the Resolution) introduces some changes to the existing “anti-crisis” measures introduced by the NBU. Starting from 11 January...more

Prohibition on changing the parties of cross-border loans to be terminated

New Resolution No. 996 of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) dated 31 December 2015 (the Resolution) introduces some changes to the existing “anti-crisis” measures introduced by the NBU. Starting from 11 January...more

OFAC Updates SDN and Blocked Persons List

On December 22, OFAC updated its Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) list to identify additional persons and entities with which U.S. citizens and permanent residents are prohibited from doing business and whose assets or...more

Legal Trends: International Trade

The TPP is an ambitious economic and free trade agreement between Canada and 11 other countries — including the United States, Australia and Japan — who represent one-third of all international trade and over 775 million...more

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